Kalusha Bwalya fails integrity test, disqualified from FAZ presidency

Kalusha Bwalya fails integrity test, disqualified from FAZ presidency

 

Former footballer Kalusha Bwalya has failed FAZ’s integrity test and has therefore been automatically therefore disqualified from contesting the FAZ presidency .

But Lusaka mayor Miles Sampa has decided to honour him by naming one of our roads after the man who was banned by FIFA for corruption.

In August 2018, Football’s world governing body, Fifa, banned Kalusha Bwalya for two years from taking part in any football activity.

The ban followed an investigation into his links to another banned Qatari official Mohammed Bin Hammam.

FIFA found that Bwalya had accepted bribes violating Fifa’s code of ethics.

Later in January 2019, Fifa reduced Kalusha Bwalya’s two-year ban from all football activities.

Fifa said its appeal panel had reduced Bwalya’s ban to the time he had already served, while his fine was also cut to 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,090) from 100,000 Swiss francs ($100,900).

“The Fifa Appeal Committee decided to reduce the duration of the ban from taking part in any football-related activity imposed on Mr Bwalya to the period already served at the time of the notification of the present decision.

“As a consequence, the ban imposed on Mr Bwalya ended upon notification of the decision of the Fifa Appeal Committee.”

Note the reduction of the sentence and fine did not absolve Kalusha. He remains guilty of corruption but it was only his punishment that was reduced. In other words, his integrity is still in tatters.

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    Biased and stupid reporting by you. Why do you hate Kalusha? Whether you like it or not and with AK at the helm of faz we are slidding on very thin ice

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    Chifwembe 2 weeks ago

    By this time Kalusha should have been having a soccer academy like his friends from West Africa instead of him fighting to become a FAZ remote president from South Africa. Well done FAZ ethics committee. Kalusha belongs to the past

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    FuManchu 2 weeks ago

    There are many other able Zambians out there and people should stop being narrow focussed! Kalusha already had his stint at the FAZ helm and couldn’t meet the many expectations that the local soccer fraternity had of him. Issues arose and the Charlie Musonda saga still denies the country services of the other legends offspring. Kalusha leadership at FAZ was controlled remotely from South Africa! Let’s be serious for Kalusha may still have those who are clapping for him but the decibel level is down! The glorification of one that was good on the soccer pitch is not encouraging to possibility of an able leader emerging!

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    simon 2 weeks ago

    Well done FAZ. Leaders must uphold ethics. This is why we see leaders in some countries resigning whenever they find themselves in a compromised situation. We have nothing against Mr Kalusha Bwalya except that it would be immoral for him to be FAZ president after his conviction for corruption by FIFA.

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    To hell Kamanga with your minions

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    Nchimunya 2 weeks ago

    We still need great Kali very much and so stop insulting him.

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    Nchimunya 2 weeks ago

    We still need great Kalu. Please stop insulting him.

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    Lombe Mfula 2 weeks ago

    Insults will not build Zambia in anyway. Charity begins at home. Say something which will build the sport in Zambia.

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      TRUTH 2 weeks ago

      Remove ALL CORRUPT thieves from the leadership and all sports will prosper

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    I’m not a Kalusha Bwalya supporter but Kamanga also has issues. Ask him wht happened whn he was working for ABB, a big Swiss company and supplier to Zesco. This matter ended up in court and there’s a decided case in the magistrate’s court.

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    Change is coming at FAZ & in Z 2 weeks ago

    We admit Kalu made mistakes in the past serious ones for that matter. But as our football is dead, should we not do something about it. Kalu needs to apologise publicly for supporting PF in the last election and declare non partisan. Then he can appeal & win. Bantu ba kumawa bankangiwa!

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    Michael Chimfwembe 2 weeks ago

    You landlock minded idiots. What makes you think a nation with over 17 million people it should be only Kalusha. Even in the next 100 years there be no one else, but Kalusha?

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    2012 Champions 2 weeks ago

    Whether you like it or not Kalumbila will contest and win.

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    Ishi Bushe 2 weeks ago

    Differences aside Zed football needs salvation from a Legend and he’s offering his services..lets not hate but use his exposure and connections for the betterment of our beloved sport.

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    CHINVINDINVINDI 2 weeks ago

    Once a thief always a THIEF. Get a job in PF aWalya!

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    The Watchman 2 weeks ago

    Kalusha s ” integrity remains in tatters” Till 2097???? Nonsense!!!!!!!!!

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    mukosa liteta 2 weeks ago

    Thank God.